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November 2023 to March 2024 newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends LIVETuesday November 21st, 630pm, Brendon Books, Taunton, SomersetKALEVALA In 1989 Graham Fawcett went to Helsinki for Radio 3 to interview Sibelius’s biographer Erik Tawaststjerna about Sibelius works directly inspired by the Finnish national epic poem, Kalevala. These … Read More

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January to April 2023 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends        JANUARY TO MARCH LIVE Starting Wednesday January 11th in Mayfair LOOK HERE UPON THIS PICTURE How Shakespeare’s Plays Have Been Inspirational For Painters TEN WEDNESDAY MORNING LECTURES IN MAYFAIR (nearest tube stations Green Park, Hyde Park … Read More

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November 2022 to March 2023 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends LIVE LECTURES IN TAUNTON AND LONDON NOVEMBER TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2022 AT 630PM TAUNTON LITERARY FESTIVAL 2022    ANNA AKHMATOVA “A fascinating lecture. People were enthralled and totally engaged”. (Irena Hill, Akhmatova Night in Greenwich) “Splendid and gripping”. … Read More

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September to November 2022 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends September to November 2022 Newsletter Live Lectures and a Writing Retreat Out West and a Weekly Online Course for Everywhere Dorset, Somerset and online are the three locations for these summer-into-autumn events. In each case you’ll find … Read More

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April, May, June 2022 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends                APRIL INTO JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER                                              ONLINE LECTURES  My online lecture, Seven Olympians 3 – George Gordon, Lord Byron, is now available to book. The lecture will be released on and after April 30th. More at … Read More

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February 2022 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends                    FEBRUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER                                           ‘LIVE’ LECTURES     ON WEDNESDAY 9TH AND THURSDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2022 LONDON – this Wednesday 9th February 1045 to 1245 Keats’s poem ‘Isabella, or The Pot of Basil’ is at the heart … Read More

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January into February 2022 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends  ‘LIVE’ LECTURES LONDON I have just received confirmation that Painting Those Stories – Boccaccio’s Decameron can take place ‘live’ at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair starting on Wednesday 12 January (1045-1245) for ten Wednesdays*. A few … Read More

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Late October to December 2021 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends NEW COURSE TIME TO WRITE – supportive space for writing poetry or prose, 2-5 Dec 2021 Most people who write – for a living or for self-expression and pleasure – say that the difficult part is getting … Read More

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October 2021 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends To mark the 700th anniversary this year of the death of Dante on September 14, 1321 in Ravenna, I have just recorded as a podcast the lecture I gave in West Bay, Bridport earlier this month on … Read More

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Early September 2021 Newsletter

Dear Poetry Friends I have been concentrating, this summer, on the return of live poetry events, so this first newsletter since May (the first of two for September) is to tell you about live lecture-performances-with-readings this coming week: in Taunton … Read More

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